Biodiversity

FFEM takes action in ecosystems where biodiversity is particularly rich, threatened or has rare or endemic species.

It focuses its operations on areas where biodiversity loss poses a global challenge which goes beyond the country or area of operation.
Humans-Elephants conflicts
Biodiversity is historically the most important field for FFEM

What pilot solutions to address global challenges?

PMA

The challenges

Biodiversity covers all natural environments and forms of life, as well as their relations and interactions. It comprises three interdependent aspects:

  • The diversity of species
  • The diversity of individuals within each species
  • And the diversity of ecosystems

It is the result of over 3 billion years of evolution and constitutes a natural heritage and vital resource on which humanity depends in many ways.

Humans are an integral part of this biodiversity, which they need to protect to continue to have natural resources and services rendered by ecosystems that are essential to their survival. Yet a number of ecosystems are today threatened due to human activity. Given the current rate of the extinction of species, half of the living species we know could disappear over the next century. Ecosystems are also threatened: 60% of the world’s ecosystems have been degraded over the past 50 years, and two-thirds of ecosystems are currently exploited beyond their capacities. These extinctions, degradations and overexploitation directly threaten the survival of the human race.
 

The approach

Since its creation in 1994, FFEM’s strategy for operations has been aligned with France’s international commitments related to the Convention on Biological Diversity and its protocols (Nagoya and Cartagena), and more specifically with the Aichi Targets.

FFEM specifically targets its financing on sustainable natural resources management, support for an effective and sustainable management of protected areas (terrestrial, coastal and marine) and biodiversity conservation actions. FFEM thereby contributes to:

  • The conservation of species and ecosystems
  • The sustainable exploitation of natural resources by populations, to turn them into an asset for economic and social development.
     
2/3 of species
could disappear by 2100
136 biodiversity projects
already financed by FFEM since 1994

For the period 2015-2018, FFEM is concentrating its action on the protection of biodiversity by focusing its support on innovative financing mechanisms that meet the long-term financing needs of biodiversity management.
 

Interactive map
This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not engage the responsibility of the AFD Group
Geography
Funding type
Antennas
Filters

Geography

Tout cocher
Tout décocher

Funding type

Tout cocher
Tout décocher

Antennas

Display local antennas

Filters

Launch search
See map of all projects

Download

best practices

Small-Scale Initiatives Programme (PPI) : Capitalizing on experience gained in projects co-funded by FFEM between 2006 and 2016

10 years of supporting African civil society active in environmental conservation
Sep 2016
best practices

Certified forest management: a new recommendations guide aimed at Central African businesses

This guide on sustainable management and recommendations regarding certification is a summary of knowledge regarding the social and environmental aspects of forest management in the Congo Basin. It is intended ...
Feb 2014
best practices

Tropical Forests Report: milestones and new challenges. Towards new guidelines for French players?

The report is the 3rd from the National Tropical Forests Working Group after those issued in 2003 and 2006. It reviews tropical forest issues arising among the French players concerned government administration, ...
Jun 2012
Brochure

2006-2016 : 10 years of FFEM'S support of the Small-Scale Initiatives for a Full-Scale Programme (SSIP )for African civil society

This brochure reviews the progress of FFEM's SSIP actions between March 2006 and March 2016. SSIP is dedicated to supporting SCOs active in the preservation of biodiversity and in combatting climate change.
Aug 2016
Brochure

FFEM : Financing biodiversity preservation

The earth’s biodiversity, meaning all genes, species and ecosystems on our planet, is gravely under threat. To help preserve it, the FFEM finances projects designed to give practical expression ...
Jun 2010
capitalization

Small-Scale Initiatives Programme (PPI) : Capitalizing on experience gained in projects co-funded by FFEM between 2006 and 2016

10 years of supporting African civil society active in environmental conservation
Sep 2016
capitalization

Burkina Faso: contributions of local NGOs in the conservation of natural resources

The capitalisation report was issued after the forum of local environmental protection NGOs held in Fada N'Gourma in September 2013, during which the issues of the governance of conservation areas, the ...
Jul 2014
strategic document

Tropical Forests Report: milestones and new challenges. Towards new guidelines for French players?

The report is the 3rd from the National Tropical Forests Working Group after those issued in 2003 and 2006. It reviews tropical forest issues arising among the French players concerned government administration, ...
Jun 2012
study

Performance review of investments made by trust funds for biodiversity conservation

This is the third in a series of assessment reports on the performance of conservation trust funds from 2006 to 2009. Conservation Trust Funds for (CTFs) are innovating mechanisms designed to ensure ...
Jan 2011
evaluation

Tropical Forests Report: milestones and new challenges. Towards new guidelines for French players?

The report is the 3rd from the National Tropical Forests Working Group after those issued in 2003 and 2006. It reviews tropical forest issues arising among the French players concerned government administration, ...
Jun 2012
evaluation

Performance review of investments made by trust funds for biodiversity conservation

This is the third in a series of assessment reports on the performance of conservation trust funds from 2006 to 2009. Conservation Trust Funds for (CTFs) are innovating mechanisms designed to ensure ...
Jan 2011
project financing

Small-Scale Initiatives Programme (PPI) : Capitalizing on experience gained in projects co-funded by FFEM between 2006 and 2016

10 years of supporting African civil society active in environmental conservation
Sep 2016
methodological guide

Certified forest management: a new recommendations guide aimed at Central African businesses

This guide on sustainable management and recommendations regarding certification is a summary of knowledge regarding the social and environmental aspects of forest management in the Congo Basin. It is intended ...
Feb 2014